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Surf the snow and alarm a llama

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

As a former Ski Safari addict, I found Alto’s Adventure, an artistic reimagining of the endless skier concept hard to resist.

The graphics are gorgeous, stylish lightly-shaded landscapes that look like paper cutouts form the backdrop to your gentle glide down the slopes herding llamas*.


There are plenty of subtle touches ; the llamas’ graceful gait and endearing sledging** on steeper slopes, a day and cycle that regularly refreshes the vistas and the occasional storm make the game easy to return to.

Be warned that it’s a slow builder and can initially feel underwhelming. Stick with it though, and you’ll soon find its secrets revealing themselves as you keep returning for “just one more go.”

* I have to be honest, I’m not sure if llamas are usually rounded up by skiers, but somehow I don’t think this was ever intended to be a documentary.

** Again, not a documentary.